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Valve's Redesigned Steam Controller Looks a Little Less Bizarre

Back at Steam Dev Days, Valve announced it was giving up on the touchpad dreams for its Steam Controller. Now, we've got a render that shows exactly what the new older-school design will look like. Which is to say, just a liiittle less alien. [Engadget] Read More >>

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If You Use Steam, Valve Might be Tracking Every Website You Visit

Here's a fun fact: If you use Steam for your games—let's face it, you do—there's a chance Valve's Anti-Cheat System been taking a look at all the websites you visit and sending a list back to home base. Why? No one knows for sure. Read More >>

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Valve Snuggles Up to Oculus Rift with New SteamVR Option

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is just about the most exciting gadget in tech right now. It promises to revolutionise the way we game and was pretty much our favourite gadget at this year's CES. And it seems it's now making another important step forward today, with PC gaming giants Valve showing it some love. Read More >>

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Valve Wants to Create Standardised, Affordable VR Controllers

Virtual Reality can be great, but it's expensive and highly proprietary. That might soon change, though, because Valve apparently wants to create an affordable and standardised system for in-game VR control. Read More >>

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13 Steam Boxes, Ranked

Last night, Valve announced and showed off a collection of 13 different third party Steam Boxes at its CES event. What Valve didn't do was rank them for you. We've taken the liberty of handling that, based on criteria that's almost entirely arbitrary. Read More >>

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This is Alienware's Steam Machine

It feels like everyone has Steam Machine to tout these days, and Alienware is no exception. But not all Steam Machines happen to look like an evil TiVo from the future like the Alienware X51 does. Alienware's been selling computers with Steam pre-installed for years, but they go whole-hog with this bad boy late 2014. Configurations and pricing to vary, but yeah, it'll run Crysis. [Alienware] Read More >>

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Steam Machine Teardown: A Gaming PC by Any Other Name

Valve has offered up 300 beta kits of its forthcoming Steam Machine console for developers and the like to play around with. Fortunately, iFixit got its hands on one, too—and then ripped the sucker apart. Here's what's inside. Read More >>

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Forget Mouse and Keyboard: Play Your Next PC Game with Tongue and Bum

With Steam Boxes looming large in the future, game-peddlers-cum-hardware-makers over at Valve have been experimenting with some new ways to control your PC. Yeah, there's the weird joystick-less Steam Controller, but Valve designer Ben Krasnow has some even weirder stuff: a tongue mouse and a butt controller. Read More >>

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PiixL Jetpack is a Souped-Up SteamOS Gaming PC That's Wall Mountable

Valve's Steam Box blueprint paves the way for making a living room gaming PC a mainstream addition to your AV cabinet, but what if you're one of the flatscreen wall-mounting types that freaks out at the sight of black boxes underneath your telly? Enter the PiixL Jetpack. Read More >>

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"Gordon" and "Freeman" Steam Box Prototypes Look a Lot Like a White PS4

They may be set to land alongside madcap touch-powered controllers, but it seems the Steam Box PC gaming consoles themselves will sport a more traditional design. A pair of Steam Box prototypes from iBuyPower have surfaced and they look like white PS4s, if anything. Read More >>

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Half-Life 3 Could Go Multi-Platform as Steam OS Exclusive Rumours Are Squashed

Wanna continue the adventures of Half-Life's Doctor Gordon Freeman on the PS4 or Xbox One? It could well be possible, as Valve have moved to dispel rumours that their fledgling Steam OS is a vehicle to house first-party exclusive titles. Read More >>

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Here's Your First Look at Valve's Prototype Steam Box

Details have been dribbling out about Valve's new push into living room gaming. First we got the announcement, then the specs, and now the first prototype boxes are showing up in the wild. Read More >>

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Here's the First Footage of Valve's Wacky Steam Controller In Use

When we first saw Valve's thumbstick free controller specially made for use with Steam, we had some questions about how it would really work in action. Now, we at least know what it looks like. Read More >>

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Report: Valve's Steam Machines Will Be Powered By AMD Too

Earlier this month, Valve released specs of its prototype Steam Box units and holy hell they were impressive. The eagle-eyed would have noticed that it was a purely Intel party—turns out it won't be that way for long. Read More >>

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Valve's Top Steam Machine Prototypes Have Absurd Specs

Here are the specs for the prototype Steam Box units that Valve will be sending out. Rather than just sending a single design to the lucky beta testers, they'll be sending out a variety of units. And holy crap, the top-of-the-line will be spec'd to high heaven. Read More >>

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Half-Life 3 Is Coming! It's Coming! Sort of...Trademark Filed in Europe

Rise and shine Half-Life fans, rise and shine. After years of rumours and speculation we've finally been given the first piece of hard evidence that Half-Life 3, the sequel to the most highly acclaimed PC shooter of all time, is on its way. Read More >>

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